Review of Coalbrookdale Little Wenlock Mk3 stove

Smoked up door

J Bamforth 11 years ago

This Mk3 Little Wenlock is a super little stove giving excellent output.\nWe currently burn smokeless fuel, I believe it is a made up fuel in the shape of ovals.\n\nThe stove is approx. 5 years old and looks as good as it did when it was first installed. \n\nI am on my second glass (not a problem) but now when the stove is lit all is well, however as the evening progresses the door becomes very black and dusty?\nIt never did this for the first 4 years?\n\nIf I fit all 4 sides with the asbestos channelling it smokes up immediately, if I omit the top and the bottom channels the sides stay clear but the top and bottom of the glass are still very black.\nOur chimney is swept on a regular basis, but would be interested if anyone knows of such a cure for this.\n\nOn a final point, the JML Magic sponge is terrific for cleaning the glass without scratching. \n\n

Stove expert replied: Check that the airwash system is clear, you may find that you can take this apart for cleaning so refer to the manual.

Overall rating:

4 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 5 flames (avg 4.8)
Ease of use 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Ease of lighting 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 3.4)
How well does the airwash work 1 flames (avg 1.9)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 3.9)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 4.1)
How likely are you to buy it again? 5 flames (avg 4.4)
What is your overall satisfaction? 5 flames (avg 4.7)